The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty.
Each student in AP Studio Art received a photograph of a child from Colombia and created a portrait for the child. Additionally, the class helped raise money for the delivery of the portraits. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated to help us with the project.
Hiam by Jasmyn Perez
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A few days ago, the portraits were delivered to the children and The Memory Project created this video of the event.
The Memory Project – El Rancho High School to Colombia from Mr Diaz on Vimeo.
Dialogue Scene – Students learned audio recording techniques and screenwriting basics in order to produce an original scripted scene.
#PROMblems – Produced by Ulisses Martinez, Daniel Figueroa, Bryan Barragan, Joseph Valencia
Promo Documentaries – Students were asked to shoot and edit short promotional documentaries for a school group or club of their choice.
Link Crew – Produced by Ramiro Silva and Ashley Reyes
Chess Masters – Produced by Enrique Manzo, Daniel Valenzuela
Robotics Club – Produced by Miguel Fuentes, Jesus Medina, Nick Maciel, Jonathan Pedroza
Golf – Produced by Bryan Barragan, Ulisses Martinez, Joseph Valencia, Daniel Figueroa
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For Teen Read Week, students in Mr. Diaz’ Digital Photography class were challenged with promoting reading with photography and design. Students chose a book and created a poster using themes and imagery from the story in combination with their own photography.
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Students in digital photography used all their own photos to create a self portraits that combine multiple exposures. The objective was to create a portrait with personal significance within the images used in the composite, or to create dynamic spatial relationships with the various textures in the photograph.
Students in Digital Photography took photos of subjects that demonstrated the elements of art: color, line, shape, form, space, and texture. Students also attempted to show good composition while learning some basic camera functions.
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Video Production students learned about story-boarding and editing in the process of making these movies. Each group started with the same scenario, but were tasked with creating their own ending to the story. Additionally, each group attempted to build suspense and tension through editing and cinematography.
The Last Laugh by Carlos Sanchez, Nick Maciel, Miguel Fuentes, Jesus Medina
The Last Laugh from Miguel Fuentes on Vimeo.
Inside Out by Bryan Barragan, Daniel Figueroa, Ulises Martinez, Joseph Valencia, Enrique Manzo
insideout from Daniel Figueroa on Vimeo.
Whispers by Wesley Frazier, Daniel Ochoa, Andy Guerrero
Whispers Final from Andy Guerrero on Vimeo.
The Haunting of A205 by Ramiro Silva, Ashley Reyes, Nathaley Rivera
The Haunting Of Room A205 from ramiro silva on Vimeo.
If you have taken art classes and want to explore the creative process at an advanced level, AP Studio art might be worth exploring. This course is designed as a studio art class that is taught at the college level. Every aspect of the class will require students to respond at a higher level of responsibility, artistic expression, and sophistication. Students will develop a body of work from which they will select their best pieces
The portfolio structure is divided into three sections: Quality, Breadth, and Concentration. The Breadth section will include a variety of work that demonstrates problem solving, technical skill, and a foundation for artistic expression. The Concentration section will allow a student to investigate a concept or idea and show growth and evolution as they focus on that concept over time. The Quality section is developed throughout the year, can be taken from the Breadth and Concentration sections, and is evidence of the student’s best work. These works will be sent to the College Board to be evaluated.
More info can be found at these links:
AP Studio Art 2D Design Course Overview
AP Studio Art Drawing Course Overview
Drawing Portfolio Example: Concentration
Drawing Portfolio Example: Breadth
2D Design Portfolio Example: Concentration
Student’s in Mr. Diaz’s Digital Photography class were given the task of creating a poster to encourage reading for Teen Read Week. The students were instructed to photograph a student reading a book while using a basic studio lighting setup. Each student then used Photoshop to bring the story to life around the photograph. view posters
Check out the 2015 ERHS promo video. Special thanks to ER Video Production and ER Link Crew.
2015 El Rancho High School Promotional Video from El Rancho Video Production on Vimeo.
All photographs are determined by exposure to light, and shutter speed is just one component to consider in determining exposure. Students in Digital Photography learned how shutter speed can completely change a photograph, especially when it comes to moving subjects. The students took three different kinds of photos that all fit the theme of movement and motion.
Freeze Motion – Students set the shutter speed to a fast speed to completely freeze any motion without blur.
Vanessa Torres Celaya
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